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Budding mechanics were given a chance to try out their preferred career at a Norfolk training centre on Tuesday.
Organised by the Norwich For Jobs (NFJ) campaign, a group of eight job seekers, aged 18 to 24, headed to the Action Community Enterprises (Ace) site at Rackheath Industrial Estate.
The young people – seven men and one woman – are all currently claiming jobseekers’ allowance and are keen to pursue careers in the motor industry.
Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, will on Wednesday 13th March 2013, be hosting a Careers Networking Event in Westminster for UEA Students as part of National Apprenticeships Week.
The event will be attended by Politics Students from UEA and representatives from other organisations, including the Civil Service Fast Stream, with the aim of allowing students to seek introductions to organisations that may prove useful to a career in politics.
Chloe comments ahead of the event:
Employers have pledged to help young people make the most of 101 jobs, 36 apprenticeships and 78 work experience placements as part of the Norwich for Jobs campaign.
In their first official update, one month after the launch of the initiative, the Norwich Foundation for Jobs has revealed the extent of the support flooding in from businesses and organisations across the city.
For Norwich For Jobs to succeed, 1,000 people aged 18 to 24 years old need to earn themselves a job by the end of 2015.
In its simplest terms, that means the county’s businesses need to have – or create – 1,000 vacancies in that time that they are willing to give to a young worker keen to start building themselves a career.
Seems like a big ask, doesn’t it?
But the foundation behind the initiative is keen to stress that those employers backing the campaign can find many other ways to help.
The prime minister has given an ambitious campaign to dramatically cut youth unemployment in Norwich his backing.
Norwich For Jobs was launched last week with the aim of reducing the number of 18 to 24-year-olds claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance by half – or 1,000 people – in just two years.
Now David Cameron has become the highest profile name to join the ever-growing band of supporters of the initiative.
From councils and business leaders to the Bishop of Norwich, people and organisations from across Norfolk who are keen to see our young people succeed are backing the Norwich for Jobs campaign.
The ambitious two-year initiative, which was launched on Friday, aims to halve the current level of youth unemployment in the area by getting 1,000 18 to 24-year-olds off Jobs Seekers’ Allowance and into work.